NET-LONG TRADERS INCREASE FROM LAST WEEK
US 500: Retail trader data shows 49.6% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.02 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 4.2% higher than yesterday and 2.1% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is unchanged than yesterday and 26.5% higher from last week.
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S&P 500 PRICES MAY INCREASE DUE TO NET-SHORT POSITIONS
We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests US 500 prices may continue to rise. Positioning is less net-short than yesterday but more net-short from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed US 500 trading bias.
--- Written by Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, DailyFX Research